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Greg Sam is Royal Roads University's Aboriginal Coordinator.
is a Coast Salish Speaker who is dedicated to education about Aboriginal culture, his
peoples' lifestyle, and their way of teaching.
He was born into the Tsartlip First Nations and was given the hereditary name of Lux-Lax-A-Luc.
was brought up immersed in the traditional culture and values of the Tsartlip people.
is an elder with the Tsartlip First Nation, is a speaker, storyteller and ceremonial master, a man-about-town with an infectious smile bridging the gap between Native society and the wider world.
In 1979, he
attended a training session at the Nechi Institute
in Alberta where he
"became in touch with all the teachings, all the contemporary life approaches to dealing with issues and challenges.
It was then that he
wanted to help others by sharing with them the teachings and traditions of his
Over the past several years he
has coordinated and facilitated several workshops, including "Life Skills
", a workshop for youth, and "Skwata- The Raven Speaks" workshop, which he
co-hosted with his
late father, Dr. Samuel Sam, O.C., in partnership with the University of Victoria Law School
Since 1994 Greg
has been assisting the Aboriginal
Liaison office of the University of Victoria in setting a traditional tone for graduation and protocol receptions.
He also worked with the Victoria Police Department's Native Liaison Program.
In Aboriginal communities Greg
facilitates self-governance, leadership and communications workshops.
Greg sits on the Royal Roads University Research Ethics Board.
He works with the Canadian National Elders Council, which provides assistance to the Indigenous Bar Association.
has been described by those who know him as man with compassion, humour, spirit and a sense of pride in what it is to be Native.